Over 25 million people worldwide speak Dutch, the official language in the Netherlands and Belgium (with French and German).
Modern Dutch is strongly influenced by other languages such as German, French, and English, with a rich vocabulary.
The Netherlands are a modern and dynamic nation open to foreign investors. Many international firms have established their head-office either in Belgium or in the Netherlands, particularly in Antwerp (the 2nd largest port in Europe and the 4th largest port in the world) and Rotterdam (the busiest port in Europe). As the Netherlands sixth supplier and third client, France remains a key trading partner.
Speaking Dutch could be a catalyst for finding an international job or for winning new export markets. For any professional career in the Netherlands or in Belgium not only you have to master English but you also have to be able to communicate in Dutch.